Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm a Winner

How cool is this! I just won a $25.00 gift certificate over at the Book Roast for a t-shirt slogan idea I posted. There were some great entries so I’m amazed that I won. My entry was: “Reading: It’s not just for the bathroom anymore.” Thanks very much to Moonrat for selecting me, and to Chris Eldin for organizing these roasts, which must be a lot of work. I’ve already been poking around at Amazon to see what I want. Well, who am I kidding, I really kind of want them all. But I’m looking forward to narrowing my selection down.

As for the local conditions, we’ve had a lot of wind yesterday and today due to Hurricane Ike passing underneath us, but nothing serious has happened. But this is a big storm so I hope all our friends in Texas are bracing for impact or getting the hell out, depending on where they live.

In writing news, I’m working right now on the update for the Neuropsychological article and it’s getting close to done. I still have two original pieces to do, though, which will take longer, and I’m going to have to cut back on blogging a bit. This morning I had 50 new posts on Google Reader, then 18 more new ones after lunch, and 9 more just a few minutes ago. There is so much great stuff going on in the blog world, like the Book Roast, Bernardl’s online novel, the interviews that Shauna Roberts’ runs, and the funny cartoons that folks like Laughingwolf post, but I’m pretty close to saturation point at the moment. I’ll continue visiting blogs but won’t be posting comments as frequently. The writing just has to come first.

------

37 comments:

X. Dell said...

As they say, you are a man of letters--hundreds of thousands of them. Congratulations.

Lisa said...

Keep on writing and congratulations!

Rachel said...

Well, that's cool! Congratulations!

Steve Malley said...

Wa-HEY!!! Nice one!

Greg Schwartz said...

congrats, Charles! great slogan. good luck with the writing projects.

Bernita said...

And that was a great slogan, Charles!

the walking man said...

Does this mean I will have to take the sign "library" off the bathroom door?

Just knowing that the work is being read Charles is enough.

Hope Ike has truly passed you by. It is a monster.

CrazyCath said...

Congratulations Charles! And of course the writing comes first... I know you'll come when you can. Keep up the writing.

writtenwyrdd said...

Congrats! I liked that entry a lot.

Jack said...

Keep on writing Charles. You gotta do it or it's not going to get done. And congratulations too.

Sidney said...

That's great on the slogan win. $25 at a bookstore is always good.

Hope you guys are still hanging in. The Weather Channel stuff made it look like the Louisiana side was pretty hairy.

We're overcast with some rain and occasional wind right now, but what we get will probably be this afternoon or early evening. I'm actually saving everything on a jump drive right now so I'll have my content come what may.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Glad to hear that Ike is cutting you guys a break. The Texas folks are indeed enduring a big one.

Congrats on your slogan win ... great line.

Don

JR's Thumbprints said...

Understandable. Writing should always come first; that's why I've cut back on blogging. As for the Hurricane Ike, I'm still trying to contact my friends in Houston to see if they're okay.

Charles Gramlich said...

x-dell, lol. Thanks

Lisa, thankee

Rachel, I appreciate that.

Steve Malley, there was another very funny one but the slector said it didn't have that much to do with reading and writing.

Greg Schwartz, I'm enjoying them but always get antsy when I have deadlines.

Bernita, thanks much.

Mark, well Ike is inland now and it looks like it battered Houston and the outskirts pretty badly. I'll be watching the reports today.

Crazycath, I just hate to cut back because I've become such friends with everyone.

Writtenwyrd, it's kind of catchy. thanks.

Jack, definitely true.

Sidney, we seem to have bypassed almost everything here, although they got some flooding in south Louisiana. Hope you guys ride it out OK today.

Don's hut, yes, it looks like it hard, although I read the storm surge wasn't as bad as they thought it might be. Some bit of good news then.

JR., I believe it does have to come first. I hope your friends are OK.

Heff said...

Damn Charles, do you ever LOSE ? I think it's high time you invest in some Lotto Tix.

Wil said...

Really, you're luckier than a dog with 2 dicks! The slogan is a good one.

The Trailer Of Love

laughingwolf said...

good that you and lana are safe, charles... prayers to all in harm's way!

by all means, WRITE! ;)

and thx for the plug...

will be trying my hand at originals once i get the new computer, accompanying hardware and software to jive [after it's all here]

like a dummy, forgot to order the airport extreme card and airport extreme base station, so now have to do some tinkering, too, once those get here ;)

laughingwolf said...

dang! grats on the win, too :D

ChrisEldin said...

Charles, absolutely it has to be the writing!

I hope you and Lana are okay--this hurricane season seems to be fierce.

Thanks also for supporting the Book Roast!
:-)

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations, baby. I was also fond of your "2 dumbs don't make a bright" idea. You're terribly clever (& what a looker!)

Miladysa said...

A well deserved win!

I think one day someone should write [they probably have] the lifecycle of a blogger :-D

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog and author interviews.

If you're still feeling lucky, Charles (and everyone else), come by my blog on Wednesday the 17th for another contest to win books.

Erik Donald France said...

Congrats. man!

I understand about saturation -- good luck!

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, I won 10 bucks on a lotto ticket once. Most times I lose. I just don't tell anyone.

Wil, that would be pretty lucky.

Laughingwolf, good luck with all the new computer stuff. New compy's are fun.

ChrisEldin, no problem. I really enjoy the book roasts.

Lana Gramlich, that was a good one. I'd forgotten about that one.

Miladysa, such a tale might be wild and wooly.

Shauna, I will definitely stop by. Looking forward to it.

Erik, thanks. Much appreciated.

BernardL said...

LOL! Nice slogan, Charles, enjoy your reward. Thanks for the plug. :)

Anndi said...

Aww... you're a winner Charles, but it has nothing to do with a contest. We've known how cool you are for a while now!

That was a great slogan. I need a t-shirt with that on it.

God luck with your writing dear friend. Glad you're safe.

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernardly, no problem.

Anndi, yeah, I kind of like that slogan. Myabe I'll get a t-shirt made up.

Paul said...

LOL... If you didn't have to be so polite working in elementary schools, I know many many teachers who would have loved to wear a t- shirt with your slogan to meetings with certain parents of young children who they just couldn't get to read to their kids at home.

Leigh Russell said...

Well done on the Tshirt. I love the slogan.

Charles Gramlich said...

Paul, thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the idea. Yes, I an see how teachers would like that shirt.

Leigh, thankee. Much appreciated.

laughingwolf said...

thx... can start setting it up tomorrow, late this afternoon was able to talk my son into picking up a couple of 6-foot tables with me [he has a truck] so i can create a big L-shaped work area for two computers, scanner, printer, a grafix tablet, plus more....

Sarah Hina said...

Ha! No wonder you won. :)

I've been behind on blog visiting lately, but it is tough when you're working feverishly on projects. I hope you get everything done, and don't sweat the blogging! We'll all still be here for you when you come back. :)

Virginia Lady said...

Congrats on the win. I love that slogan. So true.

ANNA-LYS said...

Congrats 2 the words of wisdom :D

Charles Gramlich said...

Laughingwolf, sounds like you'll have lots of room to spread stuff out as you work. That's one thing I need more of, space to lay out files and books.

Sarah, I know what you mean. Sometimes the world swamps us.

Virginia Lady, thanks. Much appreciated.

Anna-lys, glad you liked.

Josephine Damian said...

I do hope my posts on Internet addiction/Making time to write are not among the ones you're skipping.

Congrats on winning the prize. For a minute I thought you'd stolen Lana's thunder and won the drinking story prize.

Charles Gramlich said...

Josephine, I commented on that one this morning.